Festive Leaves Quilt: Free Pattern

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Festive Leaves

72″ x 72″

Fabric Requirements

Background – 3 yards
Red Leaves – 1 1/4 yards of scraps total
Gold  Leaves – 1/4 yard of scraps total
Binding – 2/3 yard
Backing – 5 yards

Cutting Instructions

From the background fabric, cut:
(16) 1 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ rectangles
(16) 1 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ rectangles
(16) 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ rectangles
(16) 2 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ rectangles
(32) 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangles

From the red fabric, cut:
(32) 5″ x 5″ squares
(48) 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

From the gold fabric, cut:
(32) 2″ x 2″ squares
(48) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

Block Assembly

Large Leaf

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the red 5″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked white square over a background 5″ square, right sides together. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.

Trim unit to 4½” square. Make 64 total.

Using the diagram below as a guide, layout the Half Square Triangles and red 4 1/2″ squares into rows. Sew the units into rows and the rows into a block.

Large leaf measures 12 1/2″ square. Make 16 total.

Small Leaf

Half Square Triangles

Mark the wrong side of the yellow 2″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay a marked white square over a background 2″ square, right sides together. Sew a quarter inch from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.

Trim unit to 1½” square. Make 64 total.

Using the diagram below as a guide, layout the Half Square Triangles and yellow 1 1/2″ squares into rows. Sew the units into rows and the rows into a block.

Small leaf measures 3 1/2″ square. Make 16 total.

 

Putting it all Together

Sew a background 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle to the side of the large leaf. Sew the end of a background 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangle to the side of the small leaf.

Using the diagram below as a guide, sew the small leaf row to the top of the large leaf row.

Sew a background 1 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ rectangle to the bottom of this unit.

Using the diagram below as a guide, sew a background 1 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ rectangle to the side of this unit.

Sew a background 2 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ rectangle to the top of the unit.

Sew a background 2 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ rectangle to the side of the unit to complete the block.

Block measures 18 1/2″ unfinished. Make 16.

Quilt Assembly

Using the diagram below as a guide, lay the blocks into rows, randomly turning. Sew the blocks into rows, and then sew the rows together to complete the quilt top.

Layer the quilt top with batting and backing. Quilt as desired and bind.

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